The saddest Gaelic songs that aren’t about death.
No one expresses grief quite like the Gaelic do. For over a decade now i’ve heard the songs and laments. I do believe they are the most beautiful melodies that could ever be sung. The spirit of the songs are so strong and pure, that it’s not difficult to discern whether the song is about death, or a different form of loss.
What i’m looking for are lovely songs about heartbreak and disappointment that don’t involve the death of a beloved. The reason being, I like to sing these songs for my “melodic” and “poetic” entertainment. With that being said, I feel there is a level of respect and sacrecy due to laments. I don’t feel right singing these songs for fun, especially with how personal(to the composer) many of them are, so I don’t.
So what are the sweetest, dearest, most-heartbreaking songs you know? Songs in minor and major modes are acceptable, and songs in Gaelic(Irish and Scottish) are preferred, but English is also acceptable.
Thanks for your contributions friends!